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    Current Planets
    30-Jan-2015, 03:20 UT/GMT
    Sun9Aquarius53'58"17s46
    Moon15Gemini23'41"18n08
    Mercury10Aquarius52'46"r14s13
    Venus3Pisces7'49"11s47
    Mars13Pisces50'12"7s08
    Jupiter18Leo38'23"r16n08
    Saturn3Sagittarius22'39"18s53
    Uranus13Aries13' 8"4n37
    Neptune6Pisces15'56"9s53
    Pluto14Capricorn9'28"20s34
    TrueNode12Libra19' 1"r4s52
    Chiron15Pisces4'36"1s43
    Explanations of the symbols
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The national chart of the Netherlands

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The formal foundation of the modern Netherlands occurred in 1581, under the proud and independent sign of Leo. The planet Pluto, as it moves through Sagittarius, both emphasises and transforms this strong, independent and self-expressive core, and although obvious changes will be necessary through European unification it seems that the Netherlands will experience great benefits and a strengthening and validation of her national identity and creative contribution.

This may also be felt economically, as Pluto moves through the part of the birth chart concerned with national resources and wealth, suggesting that material as well as creative benefits are likely to enhance a sense of well-being over the next few years. Meanwhile, Uranus, planet of change and disruption, comes back to its place in the birth chart - a full 84-year cycle - and, despite invoking a certain resistance and conservatism, reflects a willingness to embrace the sense of a larger human family and all the changes this is likely to imply on the domestic level.

There is a curious paradox in the birth chart of the Netherlands: Saturn and Uranus both placed in Aquarius in the sphere concerned with roots suggest that there is a deep inherent conflict which impels the nation first toward isolation, then toward a more global consciousness. This fundamental tension is likely to be aggravated as Uranus and also Neptune move through Aquarius, but ultimately the innate willingness on the part of this nation to embrace new and challenging ideas - one of the most attractive dimensions of the country's history - will transform any reactionary elements and truly usher in a new age.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 26 July 1581, 12.00 pm LMT, The Hague)

Current Planets
30-Jan-2015, 03:20 UT/GMT
Sun9Aquarius53'58"17s46
Moon15Gemini23'41"18n08
Mercury10Aquarius52'46"r14s13
Venus3Pisces7'49"11s47
Mars13Pisces50'12"7s08
Jupiter18Leo38'23"r16n08
Saturn3Sagittarius22'39"18s53
Uranus13Aries13' 8"4n37
Neptune6Pisces15'56"9s53
Pluto14Capricorn9'28"20s34
TrueNode12Libra19' 1"r4s52
Chiron15Pisces4'36"1s43
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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